October 29, 2005
Republican leaders gathered in support of Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Kilgore Saturday in Albemarle County.
They are rallying for Kilgore on all levels, and Saturday in his home county, Virginia Senator George Allen was front and center.
"I really want to do everything I can to urge people [and] encourage people to get out and vote for Jerry Kilgore. He'll be a governor we can be proud of," he explained.
It's a tight race for governor, and Kilgore says he's excited about providing Virginians with the biggest contrast they've had in years.
"We are philosophically different on taxes, on the death penalty, on gun control, on illegal immigration; right on down the line he and I have different visions for Virginia."
Kilgore has faced criticism about recent campaign ads against Tim Kaine on hot button issues like the death penalty, with his opponents calling for a recall or even an apology.
But Kilgore refuses to do either. "I stand by all the ads that we've been running [both] on the radio and through the television markets," he explained.
With the election less than two weeks away, Kilgore will make about 15 more stops across northern and central Virginia.
"It's a race to the finish and I'm excited about it," Kilgore said.
Kilgore's next stop will be November 2nd in Arlington Virginia for a veterans rally with John McKane. Meanwhile, democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine spoke at Virginia's NAACP convention in Richmond today.